EFCC Arraigns Land Speculator (Usman Salis) for N8.4m Scam


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today arraigned one Usman Salis before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of Kano State High Court on a 3-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and forgery.

The accused person is said to have induced one Alhaji Jibrin Umar to part with N8, 400, 000 (Eight Million Four Hundred Thousand Naira Only) under the guise that he is a land agent authorised to sell a property located at Tsamiyar Boka, Hotoro in Kano metropolis.

However the accused fraudulently converted the fund for his use and disposed the property without the knowledge of the complainant.

Count one of the charge reads, “that you Usman Salis Umar sometime in May 2013, at Kurna in Kano, within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Kano State being entrusted with dominion over property lying and situate at Kawaji Quarters, Kano with Certificate of Occupancy No: LKN/RES/RC/2011/02, belonging to Alhaji Jibrin Umaru, did commit criminal breach of trust in respect of the said property and thereby committed an offense punishable under section 312 of the Penal Code”.

Another count reads, “that you Usman Salis Umar sometime in May 2013, at Kurna in Kano, within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Kano State High Court with intent to defraud, fraudulently used as genuine a forged document titled, Letter of Authority dated 27th May, 2013, purported to have been issued and signed by the authority of Alhaji Jibrin Umar and thereby committed an offense under section 366 and punishable under section 364 of the Penal Code”.

The accused pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Justice Aboki adjourned the case to May 13, 2014 and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.



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